The series is titled Street Dreams and will take place in New York City in the 1990s…
Rolling Stone reports:
Nas’ long-gestating Street Dreams, an autobiographical TV drama series that the rapper has been plotting for more than three years, is finally one step closer to fruition: BET announced Tuesday that they have green-lit the series, with The Wackness director Jonathan Levine still on board to write and helm the pilot. Nas won’t star in Street Dreams, which is based in the early 1990s, but will serve as producer, Deadline reports. Nas previously worked on Netflix’s The Get Down, contributing verses for the hip-hop drama.
In February 2014, Nas vowed to Rolling Stone that Street Dreams would eventually be made, with the rapper adding that he would contribute new music to the project.”I’m hands-on with everything, so this show is 100 percent authentic,” Nas said. “Even if I don’t look cool in it, I just want it to be real and raw. I didn’t see this as a full autobiography at first. But I have so much that’s happened in my life already, there was no room for fantasy. I wanted it to be entertaining, but everything from my life seemed to be so strong. It’s all reality. There’s nothing from my life I didn’t want in there.” Read more at RollingStone.com